Question: If you beat a man every day, and then every once in a while say his hair looks nice, do you think he will like you?
Answer: No, because that is a stupid thing to think.
I guess a few Republicans don’t realize this.
Three Republican Congressman have made “It Gets Better” videos for gay youth. For those not in the know, the It Gets Better videos are vlogs encouraging gay youth to continue fighting for their rights and standing up against prejudice, and though things are hard now, they will get better. These began at the height of teenage suicides brought on by bullying.
For some reason, three right wing dudes decided it would be a good idea to shove their over-privileged faces into an IGB video to – I don’t fucking know – seem compassionate? Complete a dare? Win a bet? Make asses of themselves?
Look guys, no one is going to crack a smile and say, “Aw, ya know those 3 have voted for DOMA and DADT, but shucks, they really do care about me”. No one on this planet is dumb enough to watch this video and think these guys give a shit about the well-being of homosexual youth.
When you literally hold the power to push for real change that would ACTUALLY bring equality to homosexuals, and then consistently deny them that equality, YOU ARE ANTI-GAY VOTING REPUBLICANS. Making a video telling them, “Hey it gets better, but not while I’m around because I’m going to keep voting against your rights!” is a mockery and insulting.
Yeah, you probably don’t want kids offing themselves – who does? I don’t question that these 3 didn’t have the intent to offer a good message (okay, maybe I do question it a bit), but it’s a slap in the face to say that they want these kids to be happier, but then go to work and vote against giving them the right to marry their loved ones.
No one trusts a wolf in sheep’s clothing…and I sure don’t trust anti-gay voting Republicans to do a damn thing to make sure it actually does get better.